KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and China have extended co-operation under the One Belt One Road initiative to promote new agriculture products, food processing and eco-tourism industries in Guizhou province.
Malaysia-China Chambers of Commerce vice president Datuk Joseph Lim said he was optimistic that Malaysia’s unique food products will capture the hearts of the people, once introduced by the Guizhou Provincial Department of Commerce.
“Our country’s agricultural products such as durian, bird’s nest, and Bak Kut Teh are all well-known food products that Malaysia is proud of.
“It is worth introducing them in Guizhou Province, in China’s south-west,” he added.
Lim said in a statement that Malaysia and Guizhou Province would also jointly develop the tourism industry that uses natural ecology as a selling point.
“The ecotourism that Malaysia advertises is rich with natural ecology, rare species of wild animals and unexplored primitive tropical rainforests that ensure mutual benefits,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Director of the department of commerce of Guizhou, Shen Xinguo said the province was also hoping to promote its products overseas, especially tropical agricultural produce.
“We have high expectations that the Internet will break the barriers of national borders, especially, mutual access to economy and trade, while overcoming the traditional marketing model,” he said. — Bernama